Dr. Frankel's Journal

Archive for October, 2009

Historic California Assembly Getting Real on Medical Cannabis

October 30, 2009
Allan Frankel, MD
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Got pot? Fly from Oakland

October 20, 2009
Allan Frankel, MD

By Josh Richman Oakland Tribune Posted: 10/17/2009 02:30:48 PM PDT Updated: 10/17/2009 02:30:55 PM PDT Oakland International Airport may be the nation’s only airport with a specific policy letting users of medical cannabis travel with the drug. The policy is…

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Legally Grown Cannabis Destroying Mexican Drug Cartel’s Profits

October 8, 2009
Allan Frankel, MD

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/10/06/AR2009100603847.html …….ARCATA, Calif. — Stiff competition from thousands of mom-and-pop cannabis farmers in the United States threatens the bottom line for powerful Mexican drug organizations in a way that decades of arrests and seizures have not, according to law enforcement…

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Dr. Frankel Made a Tincture

October 7, 2009
Allan Frankel, MD

I generally never edit older posts, but have found that is is important to add some comments with regard to significant changes in the Cannabis Medicine Tincture’s available, at least in the Los Angeles area. The cost of professionally made…

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65 Year Old Therapist Treated as Drug Addict In ER

October 6, 2009
Allan Frankel, MD

I just got off the phone with a patient of mine. She is a 65 year old professional therapist who very rarely, if ever had used cannabis in the past. She came in as an obviously legitimate patient with severe…

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Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease Pathology by Cannabinoids

October 5, 2009
Allan Frankel, MD

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is characterized by enhanced -amyloid peptide deposition along with glial activation in senile plaques, selective neuronal loss, and cognitive deficits. Cannabinoids are neuroprotective agents against excitotoxicity in vitro and acute brain damage in vivo. This background prompted…

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Taxation and Regulation of Cannabis

October 1, 2009
Allan Frankel, MD

I wish to go on record as stating that I am strongly in favor of taxation and regulation of cannabis. IF this means, that medical cannabis is no longer a specialty for me to practice; so be it. I am…

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Cannabis Tinctures for Anxiety, Insomnia and Depression

October 1, 2009
Allan Frankel, MD

Every day in my office I see and speak with patients who have tried the sativa tinctures I have spoken about in prior blogs. With some of the new and improved tinctures, patients are reporting that their daytime anxiety/depression is…

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Chinese Rice Noodles and Cannabis

October 1, 2009
Allan Frankel, MD

I was just reading that the FDA and the Chinese in Chinatown are fighting over whether the manner in which Rice Noodles are packaged is safe. These noodles have been packed and cooked in the manner now debated for hundreds…

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